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2011 Scottish Schools Track & Field Championship Success

On Friday 10th and Saturday 11th June, 9 students from Kirkwall Grammar School (KGS) and 4 students from Stromness Academy(SA) travelled with Orkney Athletic Club coaches to compete in the Scottish Schools Track and Field Championships in Grangemouth Stadium. 216 schools were represented over 2 full days of competition and all Orkney athletes have to […]

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2nd HIPPO Competition Sunday 22nd May

80 athletes took part in the 2nd athletics competition of the season. Conditions were dry and bright with a slight breeze for the best part of the day with the fun relays being abandoned due to a down pour. A huge amount of thanks must go to Buildbase who were the sponsors of this event. […]

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More Success for Orkney Athletic Club

Thirteen athletes from Orkney were selected for Team Hippo in the first Scottish Young athletes League in Dundee on Easter Sunday. Team Hippo consists of the top two athletes in each event for the Highlands and Islands area so it is an honour to be selected to compete regionally. Perfect sunny and calm conditions in […]

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Fabulous Finish at Flotta

This years Flotta 10k took place last week (15th May) and there was an excellent entry of 33 runners despite the blustery weather. As the race set off they were met by a small shower of rain but it was the strong wind that was to prove the problem. There was a group of five […]

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1st HIPPO Competition

87 athletes took part in the 1st athletics competition of the season. Although conditions were dry and bright the athletes did have the wind to compete with. A huge amount of thanks must go to Lows Orkney who very kindly agreed to sponsor this event. In the Javelin, one of the best performances of the […]

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Orkney Athletic Club Team Up With Aberdeen Amateur Athletic Club

On 9th and 10th April Orkney Athletic Club played host to 2 coaches from Aberdeen Amateur Athletic Club. Colin Young and Eddie McKenzie, both accomplished coaches with Aberdeen AAC, travelled north to provide a coaching opportunity for the Orkney coaches. The weekend was organised to provide Orkney AC coaches the opportunity to coach and be […]

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Highlands & Islands Regional Development Squad Day

Five Orkney athletes have been selected to join the Highlands and Islands Regional Squad. This squad brings together the top athletes in their field for the Highlands and Islands area. The Squad Day was held in Inverness on Saturday and the athletes were coached by Scottish Lead Coaches, Tracy Tamijmarane (Throws), Colin Sinclair (Sprints/Jump) and […]

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1st HIPPO Competition, Inverness

The 1st HIPPO Competition (Highlands and Islands Performance Participation Opportunity) took place at Queens Park, Inverness on Sunday. A total of 14 Athletes took part from Orkney in their 1st track and field competition of the season. Under 11 Amy Davis competed in 75m coming first and equalling her PB of 11.7 secs. She also […]

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Orkney Athletics Club – Annual Club Awards 2010

Thursday night saw the presentation of the Awards to members of Orkney Athletic Club. Athletes were joined by their parents, grandparents and friends as well as sponsors from Buildbase, Streamline Shipping, OTE, Northlink Ferries, KT Sports and Ian R Swanney Garage to celebrate a year packed full highs. Trophies were awarded to: Senior Male – […]

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Prestigious Award for Athletic Club

Orkney Athletic Club is celebrating after picking up a prestigious award at the weekend. The club (Orkney AC) shared the Scottish Athletics Track and Field Club of the Year Award with Edinburgh Athletics Club. Orkney AC coaches, Brian and Alison Davis, headed south to collect the award at the awards ceremony, in Glasgow, on Saturday. […]

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